Select the State with which your PF Account is merged (Lets say Gurgaon in this case)
Your PF account number will be asked on this screen. Enter it in following way:
GN GGN 0031676 000 0000011
Note: First and Last set of Characters will contain 7 numbers, while the Middle one needs to filled out with three zeroes in our case. You may try leaving it empty, in case entering 000 doesn’t work.
Here is the sample screenshot:
Enter the CAPTCHA as displayed and click on GET PIN button, to receive it on your registered mobile number.
Enter the Pin number (that your received on your mobile phone) in Enter Authorization PIN textbox and Tick the I Agree option and click on Get Detail button.
Now you will get the PDF of PF Account Passbook, if you requested it earlier. Otherwise you will get notification that your passbook will be uploaded in 3 working days. Now After 3 days you can come back to the portal and follow same steps as mentioned above and get the EPF Balance Sheet/Passbook in PDF Form.
3G hasn’t yet completely adopted in India. Folks say, it’s because 3G is very costly as compared to the other Data Plans, and also the data connection gets lost most of the times.
AirTel has taken an initiative to resolve these problem, and launched exciting 3G Mobile Data-Plans which are almost 70% less than the previous charges. As per the Airtel spokesperson statement, “Volume-based browsing rate on 3G has been slashed from 10 paise per 10KB to 3 paise per 10KB. This new cost will be applicable for 3G non-pack users with effect from May 17, 2012” and new volume based browsing rates are 3p/10Kb for 3G non-pack users. These services are provided to both Prepaid and Postpaid customers.
AirTel New 3G Tariffs / Plans:
Post-Usage charges in Postpaid:
For a normal use, I would recommend opting 300 MB for Rs. 100 per month plan.
We got one more good news from AirTel 2G subscribers saying that now they are receiving good speed as compared to the previous 2G speed.
Piracy of online data is among the foremost concerns facing internet providers. The pirates ‘steal’ the data they are not authorized to use for free. For several years now, the ISPs have been looking for an effective way to get rid of this problem for good. The harder they try, the more illegal file and data sharing websites emerge on the internet. A pleasant sign has been the crack down on pirates by some of the best internet providers in the country. Companies like Time Warner Cable have an extensive clientele. If they can stop their customers from engaging in internet piracy, the problem can be dealt with. Each internet provider will have to step up to the plate and take a shot. Not one of the best internet providers including Time Warner Cable can claim that none of their customers are pirates. It is a hard fact that has to be accepted before it can be taken care of.
The Entertainment Industry: Piracy’s Biggest Victim
The entertainment industry is the biggest victim of online piracy. With website providing free music, movies and games to people, they don’t want to pay for them. The internet networks are used to obtain the content and then distribute it further. The music, movies and other intellectual properties are under copyright and a person has to pay to enjoy them. Internet piracy offers them a way around paying and they make full use of it.
The problem lies with the pirates. They don’t realize what they are doing is wrong. Their point of view is that they are being overcharged for entertainment. In the recession, people can’t afford to pay too much for leisure and entertainment. Yet, using illegal means to do so is not the solution. They have to be enlightened about the impact their actions have on the entertainment industry. It is a major blow to the music and film industry as they lose out on millions of dollars.
However, mere education is not going to get rid of the problem for good. Internet providers have to be robust in dealing with the pirates. That is what they intend to do by working in conjunction with leading companies in the entertainment industry. In consensus with the major media groups, the internet providers are developing strict policies to deal with piracy. The aim is to stop illegal downloading and distribution and protect the copyrighted content online.
Groups such as the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) are already on board. The proposed solution is to restrict illegal downloads. The people doing so will be warned six times. They will be sent six messages warning them that they have been caught. Being called ‘Copyright Alerts’ so far, the messages give the user a chance to stop. Else, action will be taken against them. The resultant action would be to slow internet speed or redirecting them to a different web page.
There are certain glitches in the system so far. Users who have not been downloading illegal content can also receive the messages by mistake. In such cases, they have to contact their internet provider to review the messages that have been sent.
Center for Copyright Information: Educating Pirates
To boost the efforts of the internet and entertainment companies to crack down on piracy, a new organization is being formed. Known as the Center for Copyright Information, its chief purpose is to educate the pirates about the extent of their wrongdoings and the negative effects. Moreover, the organization will be responsible for implementing the new policies that are to be decided by the internet providers and media groups.
Through the organization, people will get to know if their internet connection is being used for piracy by someone else. Furthermore, they have a chance to make amends if they are engaged in piracy themselves. With the right education, people can save themselves from being victims of pirates and also be convinced to never infringe copyrights. Only when the policies are implemented will a clearer picture emerge. For now, the organization is being set up, paid for by internet providers and media groups.
By cracking down on piracy where databases will be independently kept, the best internet providers are protecting the interests of copyright holders as well as preventing common users from illegal downloading.
I have seen folks looking for the android apps which can let them call free in United Stated and Canada, if not all then at least the toll-free ones.
GrooVe IP uses Google Voice service to call any phone number. [Google Voice provides unlimited calls to United States (US) and Canada, and cheaper international calls].
Though there is an Official Android Version of Google Voice, but it only connects with your Google Account and doesn’t provide a Smartphone VOIP features like Google Voice on Gmail or Skype.
But now with GrooVe IP app you can use your Google Voice account and call all the phone numbers directly from your Android Smartphone. This android software supports receiving and making calls over the Wi-Fi or 3G/4G network, so their is no need to worry about the voice minutes. You can also use this app to make free calls to any US Toll-Free number from your Android Phone or Tablet PC.
Groove IP app is really useful when you are in Wi-Fi Hostspot region or using 3G connection. This app syncs your all your Phone Contacts, and contains a separate dialer in it.
Here is the method for installing and making call by Groove IP :
1. Install Groove IP app on your Phone
2. Now Sign-in by using your Google Account Credentials (which has Google Voice Enabled).
3. Now you can either use your Phonebook or Dial a number to make any call.
Are your running out of Space on your Hard Disk? Do you have to remove old files to download new ones?
If yes, then Google Drive will become a very useful service for you.
Wall Street Journal has just reported that Google is going to launch a cloud-storage service by the name – “Google Drive”. As per a report from Wall Street Journal, Google Drive will give a big competition to the other cloud service providers like Dropbox, Microsoft etc.
As per WSJ, Google Drive will allow you to store Music, Pictures, Documents, Videos on Google Servers, which will be accessible from any device connected to the internet. You can then share those files with anyone. At present Microsoft’s 365 and iPhone’s iCloud are offering the similar cloud storage service.
As per a Google Spokesman, “Google Drive” is just a rumor which is spread from many years.
We have done a research and found that the Google Drive Support Page is working, but the main page is showing 404 Error. The working support page makes our hope stronger about launching the Google Drive.
Google hasn’t yet officially declared this service and its prices for using the cloud hosting services, but it is considered that these services will be provided free of cost to the Personal and Business Users. However to get a large space there will be a charge.
Let’s see how much time Google takes to launch the Google Drive Service.
Application Specific Password is a type of security provided by Google, by which you can choose different passwords for accessing different applications. This service is mandatory for such applications, which can’t ask you the verification codes.
For Example : You can create separate password for accessing,
1. For accessing Google Services on Android, iPhone, or Blackberry
2. To Log-in to Android Market from your Mobile Phone or Tablet PC
3. To Sign-in on Chat Clients like GTalk, Aim etc.
4. To Log-in on E-Mail Clients like Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird etc.
5. To Sync Chrome (between Android and Desktop), and so on.
We often use computer at a friend’s home, in Office, College and in Cyber Cafe. But we can’t rely on the security of that system. There could be key-loggers or Trojan Horses installed on it, which can record your each activity and send it to the wrong hands.
Please note Keyloggers have nothing to do with the strong password. They can record all your activities, including usernames, passwords, and what sites you have accessed etc.
To overcome this thing, Google provides an extra layer of security known as 2-Step Verification. After activating this service, first of all you need to enter your login credentials and thereafter, you need to verify the login by the security code received on your mobile phone.
To activate Google 2-Step Verification, you can follow these steps :
1. Sign in to your Google Account
2. Click on your Username
3. Go to the Account Settings
4. On the Account Settings page, you will get an option by the name “Using 2-step verification”. Click on the edit button.
5. Click on Start Setup
6. Select Country, Update your Mobile Phone Number and Send code button.
7. Enter and verify the code received on your mobile phone.
8. Remember Cookie on Computer for 30 Days :
If you are using 2-Step Google Services at your home itself, then this 2-step verification could be annoying. So to get rid of this, you can tick on the option “Remember this computer for 30 days”. This option will save a cookie in the browser for 30 days.
9. Turn On 2-Step Verification :
So your 2-Step verification has been successfully setup.
Now whenever you login to your Google Account (any google service), you will need to enter do this verification.